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Can this equation be reduced further?

  1. Feb 1, 2012 #1
    I got this equation from a Karnaugh map:

    F = (x'y'z) + (x'yz')

    F = x'(y'z + yz')

    Here I noticed the XOR pattern, so:

    F = x'(y[itex]\oplus[/itex]z)

    Was I supposed to be able to reduce this further?
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  3. Feb 1, 2012 #2


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    That expression seems as simple as possible.
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